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The penultimate edition of #smcakl 2015 is on tomorrow night (Wednesday) at Vodafone’s Viaduct Harbour Ave HQ. A panel of academics and broadcasters will discuss: Gen Z – What’s up with young people on social?

“Today’s post-millennial GenZ kids are growing up with social media in their back pockets, using it to start their own businesses and launch into international stardom,” says new-media technologist Julie Landry (, whose turn it is to emcee the evening.

“Born in 1995 or later, many of these bright young things have been making their own media content since before they could tie shoelaces,” she said.

“Join our diverse panel for a upbeat discussion of what makes Gen Z tick on the interwebs, which channels they like best, and what consuming a constant flow of micro-media moments might be doing to our brains.

“And don’t be late! Because this month we need to start a bit earlier to accommodate one of our most extraordinarily talented panellists who has to shoot off to her next big thing.”

As usual, registration is free – but you are asked to RSVP.


Jamie Curry
With 10m+ fans on Facebook, Jamie’s highly entertaining YouTube videos have racked up 1.4m subscribers and have travelled to all corners of the interwebs since she started posting them from her bedroom at 16. She’s now 18 with first book due out by Christmas.

Damian Christie
Television producer and presenter Damian Christie launched Yours.NZ as a site for talented students to share and show off their content creations. NZ On Air took notice and then YoursTV was born, a teen-focussed magazine show screening online at TVNZ.

Ashlee Adams
Describing herself as a vegan culinary alchemist, 19-year old Ashlee, started The Coconut Goddess on Instagram while studying philosophy and writing. She curates the most amazing recipes and posts mouth-watering food images that make you want to eat them Right. This. Minute. Oh and she’s written a book already too!

Dr Roger Marshall
Editor-in-chief of Australasian Marketing Journal, this AUT academic quit the business world for a PhD in cognitive psychology, researching consumer decision behaviour and how people mentally process information to form attitudes. And one of his students just finished a thesis on how 11-13 year olds pick up brand affiliations from Facebook.

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